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Disable X support for emacs globally [duplicate]

First, I tried installing the latest emacs-nox, but that did not work. Then, I added -nw to my ~/.bash_aliases, which works in most cases, except when I need to run sudo emacs [file] I still get ...
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How can I run user aliases with sudo? [duplicate]

I would like to be able to run the aliased commands I have defined for my current user in conjunction with sudo as well. This does not work by default, because they would have to be defined for root ...
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Why is sudo colourless when user is colourful for `ls` command? [duplicate]

When I run the ls command using sudo-powers the file and directory names are all in white. When I run it as user the directory names are in bluish-purple, the scripts are in green and and the Asembler ...
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Best practice for using .bashrc aliases under sudo [duplicate]

I have some productivity aliases on ~/.bashrc, which I'm missing when I run something on sudo. In example, I have an alias with parameters for ncdu, which doesn't work when I wanna use it on folders ...
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How do I download the command-line emacs instead of the GUI one?

I used sudo apt-get install emacs to download emacs. I expected the command-line emacs to start when I ran emacs but instead the GUI emacs started. How can I download the command-line emacs?
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How does "mv *" know where to move to?

I had a directory structure like this: ravikumar@ravikumar-RV409-RV509-RV709:~$ tree test test | ├── 1 ├── 2 ├── 3 ├── 4 ├── a ├── b └── c I executed mv command as: ravikumar@ravikumar-RV409-RV509-...
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alias with parameters

I was recently starting to setup my usual alias. I ended up needing to pass more information than my alias originally needed $ alias runserver = 'python manage.py runserver' $ runserver 80 // turns ...
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How to get the long 'less' prompt with sudo?

I have added the following to my user's .bashrc file to get a longer prompt in less: export LESS="-M" This is added to the root user's .bashrc file as well, so when I sudo bash to get a root shell, ...
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alias or nano -B not working using sudo

I have an alias set up alias nano='nano -B' in order to always make backups on change of files. I did this in both /home/<USER>/.bashrc and in /root/.bashrc. It works if I use nano ...
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How to run an alias inside an alias in fish?

I aliased sudo to please with a space: $ alias please='sudo ' $ please ll I have tried this in Fish, but it doesn't work: $ alias please='sudo ' $ please ll sudo: ll: command not found
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Sudo aliased to please; how do i make please see aliases?

I made sudo see aliases with alias sudo='sudo '. I aliased sudo to please (alias please=sudo), and with please it didn't worked: alias please='please '. please still didn't see my aliases. How to make ...
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Independence between sudo and the instruction it receives as an argument

I don't understand why the directory dir1 isn't shown with the same colour. Although this may look unimportant, it seems to me that this is a violation of the so oftenly mentioned principle of ...
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XAMPP is not working on Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS

I have been using XAMPP to work on personnal project using PHP. XAMPP used to work before when I first installed it but now there seems to be an issue that I can't seem to resolve. Here's what happens:...
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Text on Desktop that can be copied but not modified

I have some code that I use all the time in the terminal, so I would like to have it on the Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS desktop. I want to be able to copy it from the desktop but not be able to modify it from ...
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